, born January 24, 1972, in Kochi, Japan) is a Japanese video game music composer. He is most notably known for his work on Final Fantasy XI (with Nobuo Uematsu and Kumi Tanioka), but has also composed music for Mega Man & Bass, Street Fighter Alpha, and Parasite Eve II. He was formerly a composer for Capcom, but is currently a composer for Square Enix.
Mizuta's interest in music began to grow when he was in either second or third grade. His musical influence was Ryuichi Sakamoto. He attended Chiba University, majoring in law and economics. He began his career scoring the Street Fighter series where he was involved in scoring Street Fighter Alpha in 1996 with Isao Abe, Syun Nishigaki, Setsuo Yamamoto, and Yuko Kadota.
When he was composing music for Capcom, he answered a Squaresoft recruitment advertisement in 1998, and he subsequently signed on. His first assignment for Squaresoft was to score Parasite Eve II. The original Parasite Eve game was scored by Yoko Shimomura, and Mizuta incorporated some of the original game's tracks into Parasite Eve II. Mizuta scored most of the Final Fantasy XI soundtrack. For the MMORPG's expansion pack soundtracks, Square Enix decided to license Mizuta to go solo, thus deciding not to enlist the services of Uematsu and Tanioka to assist him in scoring the expansion packs. Tanioka left to pursue other musical projects, while Uematsu left Square Enix to freelance.
Mizuta is also a member of the band The Star Onions, which also includes Tanioka, Hidenori Iwasaki, and Tsuyoshi Sekito. As a member of The Star Onions, he plays the bass, or lower-pitched notes. He is also a casual video game player.